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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Bordeaux by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Bordeaux City Centre

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Train via Toulouse

  1. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig
  2. Take the train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Toulouse Matabiau
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean

Bus via Toulouse

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Toulouse
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to Bordeaux City Centre

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Bordeaux

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Bordeaux

Fly to Bordeaux

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bordeaux (BOD)

Fly to San Sebastian, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to San Sebastian (EAS)
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean

Barcelona to Bordeaux by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Bordeaux is around 7h 16m and covers a distance of around 653 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 47m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 11m. Operated by Renfe SNCF and SNCF, the Barcelona to Bordeaux train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Bordeaux St Jean. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 28m
Layover time:
1h 47m
Total time:
7h 16m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 11m
Train distance:
653 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€84
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:15
Last train departs at:
10:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Bordeaux train schedules

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International entry into France from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into France from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Spain
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bordeaux is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bordeaux is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bordeaux is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Bordeaux is to bus which costs €19 - €40 and takes 8h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Bordeaux is to fly. Taking this option will cost €23 - €110 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station station and arriving at Bordeaux City Centre. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Bordeaux is 444 km. The road distance is 637.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs €80 - €150.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Barcelona to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to Bordeaux train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Bordeaux is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs €80 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €40 and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs €23 - €110 and takes 4h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 444.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Bordeaux via Narbonne in around 6h 24m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Bordeaux City Centre 3 times a day. Tickets cost €19 - €24 and the journey takes 8h 15m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Rail 1st Class
€60 - €95
Train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Cercanias
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Toulouse to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€41
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Barcelona to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Barcelona to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux St Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Bordeaux is 638 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Barcelona to Bordeaux.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Barcelona Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 1036+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Bordeaux. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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